Meta vs Authenticity - What's the difference?

meta | authenticity |


As an adjective meta

is meta.

As a noun authenticity is

the quality of being genuine or not corrupted from the original.

meta

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (informal) Self-referential; at a higher level
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  • * {{quote-book, 2006, Brendan Vaughan, What Would MacGyver Do? citation
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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • boundary marker
  • Either of the conical columns at each end of a Roman circus
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    authenticity

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • The quality of being genuine or not corrupted from the original.
  • I hereby certify the authenticity of this copy.
  • Truthfulness of origins, attributions, commitments, sincerity, and intentions.
  • The authenticity of this painting is questionable.
  • (obsolete) The quality of being authentic (of established authority).
  • Synonyms

    * (quality of being genuine) genuineness

    Antonyms

    * (quality of not being genuine) phoniness; forgery; fakeness; bogosity